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Poster: BryanE Date: May 18, 2007 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

This actually came up in conversation with my wife yesterday. Weird occurrence. A guy she knows had a bizarre automotive mishap earlier in the day. There was no collision, but there was obviously a problem and police arrived to investigate. The guy is a pot smoker, but doesn't drink, or use opiates and other heavy drugs. But he just happens to be narcoleptic, a condition that becomes especially problematic during times of heavy stress---like when one's car screws up big time and cops show up to investigate the situation. Sure as shit, while he's being questioned, his sleep disorder kicks in, he nods off, and falls right on the cop. Once he's revived, they do the standard field sobriety test, which, of course, he passes because he's not f'd up. I'm not clear what happened next, whether or not a breathalyzer test was administered or if he had to submit a blood or urine sample. But if he did, he would have came up dirty for THC in his system. Nothing had been smoked for hours, though, because that's precisely why he and his wife were riding in the car to begin with-to replenish their supply. The police viewed the narcolepsy incident as probable cause, and very well might have taken him to the station for further tests, which he surely failed because, as many of us know, THC takes about a month to wash out of the system, and the guy is a regular smoker. But even if he had quit using it sometime in the last month, the presence of THC could be used as evidence against him. It doesn't sound fair, but I would think the police would be covered as far any questions regarding the validity of an arrest for pot.

I see marijuana prohibition as being of an arbitrary nature on so many levels, and I get behind just about any argument pointing that out. I do see one fallacy here, though, which is the comparison of one hit of weed to one beer, cocktail, or shot. Depending on the potency of the weed, one hit can very well get one righteously waxed, whereas one beer, etc., would have minimal effect for most adults.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: May 18, 2007 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

also you have to take in the the potency of each strain of pot,when i was in amsterdam i had some strain called nevelle's haze which was a dick in the dirt high,something around 25%thc and some other strains that where 8%.how they would work around this,i'm not sure but pot laws do need to be changed.here's a link to some strains,scroll down and it will list the thc content of each strain.http://www.williamswonder.com/dutch-passion.htm

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 18, 2007 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

might not be evidence- lots of arguments to keep that out

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 18, 2007 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

I don't doubt that there are. Nonetheless, it could still send him down the damned rabbit hole of legal entanglement, and nobody wants that.

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 18, 2007 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

I do

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 18, 2007 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

and you wonder why folks don't like lawyers?

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 18, 2007 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

Spoken like a true member of the bar.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 18, 2007 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

my pop is a lawyer and even he doesn't like them ;)

not even a bit

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 18, 2007 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

but i bet he likes legal entanglements. otherwise i bet your upbringing would have been a little more dire.

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 18, 2007 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: some CA MMJ friday BS [non dead]

Some radio people can be a big drag, too. I used to be an actor, and I sure had a hard time hanging with some of them, but most of them them were actually great people. I also worked in the photo processing industry for a while, and in my experience, professional photographers were the biggest pains in the ass I ever had to deal with.